ERIC Number: EJ1071536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Influence of Negotiations between Preservice Teachers and Pupils on Instruction within Multi-Activity and Sport Education Units
Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.
Sport, Education and Society, v20 n7 p838-854 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of negotiations between pupils and preservice teachers (PTs) on PTs' instruction within multi-activity (MA) teaching and sport education (SE). Participants were 17 PTs engaged in a secondary early field experience in which they taught 12-lesson MA and SE soccer units. Data were collected using six qualitative techniques and analyzed using analytic induction and constant comparison. Pupils initiated negotiations aimed at securing changes in instructional tasks and a reduction in standards of performance for those tasks. PTs initiated negotiations aimed at securing compliance with instructional and managerial tasks. During MA instruction, negotiations were relatively negative and common, increased as the unit progressed and adversely influenced the effectiveness of 11 PTs' pedagogies. During SE instruction, negotiations were relatively positive and infrequent, declined as the season progressed and enabled PTs to deliver good quality physical education.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Qualitative Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Team Sports, Instructional Effectiveness, Grounded Theory, Standards, Educational Quality, Secondary School Students, Field Experience Programs, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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